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December Creative Play: Day 8 Teapot Photo Ornament by Candace Jedrowicz


The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

I love teapots and cups!  Their graceful shapes intrigue me and make me smile.  This is a fun and easy-to-make photo ornament.  Start by thinking about your photo and what colors and/or patterns of card stock will complement it.  Print out the teapot and teacup shapes I’ve provided and choose one that will fit your photo, or draw one of your own.

You will need:

A photo

Card stock

Scissors

A craft knife

Brown yarn

Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue

Glitter Glue

Choose your shapes and cut them out.  Trace them on the back of your card stock. Click here for full size printable patterns.
The ornament is two sided.  The best way to make sure both pieces are the same is to cut two pieces at once.
Use a craft knife to cut out the handle first.  Then finish the shape cutting by holding the two pieces together tightly.
Transfer the details on the right sides of the paper.  You can do it freehand or cut the patterns in pieces and trace them.
Cut out the photo frame using a punch or craft knife.  You can cut only one half of the teapot or both, if you want to display two photos.
Orient the photo with the way your teapot will hang when you attach a ribbon to the handle.  Glue it in place.
Cut a small hole in the teacup and push the yarn through it.  Trim the yarn and glue the two halves together.
Glue the other end of the yarn in the spout area of the teapot and glue the back of the teapot on.
Add glitter glue to the detail lines.  I wanted a narrow line, so I used the tape method that the Creativity Sisters have demo’d before.  It makes a small opening for the glitter glue to come out.
Add a ribbon for hanging your teapot and you’re done!

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